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Lot 79: A do maru gusoku, mid Edo period
24 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Iron suji o boshi formed of 24 plates in the style around 1250, large five-stage tehen kanamono with large hachiman za. Three shinodare at front, two shinodare at back, securing an engraved and finely pierced plate, en suite worked kuwagata dai, three-lame o manju shikoro of smooth iron rows in blue sugake lacing with large fukigaeshi, the cross-lacing with improper replacements. Iron Nara-type mempo with russet iron surface and silvered teeth, attached to it a four-lame yodare kake of kizuke kozane with light leather kebiki lacing, the interior improperly reinforced with leather. Do maru of real leather kozane in sabinuri lacquer and kebiki lacing of blue sakura gawa, two giyoyo, the chest section highlighted by white and red silk kebiki lacing. Gilt fukurin and kikku mounts. Eight five-lame kusazuri with preserved shishi and shobugawa lacing. Five-lame sode, kote of rare namban sukari on blue silk, tekko lacquered black. Associated five-lame haidate, o tateage-suneate of hardened leather with omodaka decoration. The cloth partially worn, parts of the armour with signs of age and use and partially improper repairs. With a gusokubetsu of black lacquered bamboo weaving, also with signs of age.
Condition Report: III +